Weekly tips to bring island-inspired wellness into your everyday life from Rosalie Bay Resort wellness coordinator Laura Lund.
Tamarind is in season right now at Rosalie Bay Resort, Dominica.
For those unfamiliar with it, tamarind is a large evergreen tree native to Africa that grows in tropical regions like the Caribbean and Dominica. The pods contain fruit that is tangy and sour. Peel the pod to eat the fruit for a delicious pulpy treat. The fruit is also used to make juice and chutney.
The sticky pulp of the tamarind is rich in fiber and binds toxins, pulling them out of the body while reducing constipation and bad cholesterol. Tamarind is also rich in anti-oxidants and minerals including copper, calcium, selenium, iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamins A & C, thiamin, folic acid and riboflavin. The tamarind has been used for medicinal purposes as a laxative, digestive and for bile disorders.
While at our wellness resort, it’s easy to try a taste of tamarind. Look for it on our breakfast menu at Zamaan as one of our freshly squeezed juice.